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Curly Whip

Jive Curly Whip

Curly Whip is a Gold Level figure. This online reference gives a detailed description of the dance steps, including timing, movement, a list of figures that may precede or follow the pattern; and videos providing instruction and demonstration of the figure, techniques and practice routines that include it.

Start in Closed Position.

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1
Q LF fwd No turn Lower and extend L arm fwd.
Option: Man can turn slightly R on step 1, leading Lady to turn R. (Lady 1/4 to R to a 90 degree angle to Man on his R side.)
2
Q Replace weight to RF Start to turn R Start to raise L arm
Option: Man turns Lady more strongly L over steps 2-5 (Lady turns 3/4 to L.)
4 3-5
QaQ Side chasse LRL. End in Closed Position. 1/2 to R over steps 2-5 Raise L arm and circle hand in an counter-clockwise direction. Loosen R hand hold on Lady's back for Lady to turn within circle of arm. Regain normal hold at end of Lady's turn.

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Turn Notes
1
Q RF back No turn
2
Q Replace weight to LF Start to turn L
4 3-5
QaQ Compact chasse RLR underarm 1/2 to L over steps 2-5.

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